ygap's Polished Man Campaign

ygap’s Polished Man campaign encourages men (and women) to take a stand and actively commit to ending violence against children by painting one nail for the month of October. By representing this harrowing statistic, they raise a conversation as well as awareness and funds to ensure no child suffers from violence.

We believe in a world where no child suffers from violence. Because it shouldn’t hurt to be a child, and we all have the power to change this. But the reality right now is very different. One child dies every five minutes as a result of violence. That’s one too many.

Our Vision:A world without poverty.

ygap is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation.

We back impact entrepreneurs – or as we like to call them ‘local leaders’ – with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities. We believe this is the most effective, sustainable means of tackling poverty because these local leaders understand the unique challenges of their communities.

Our role is to help refine and scale and support their solutions.

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Since 2011 we have:

backed398entrepreneurs

across4continents

92% doubling their impact

improved the lives of over 586,389 disadvantaged people

Our Impact

Our Global Impact

Impacting a life means more than just giving a child a book.

It means providing that child with a quality education and enabling them to attend university and reach their full potential.

Programs

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We’re always looking for people to become part of our community. If you’re a local entrepreneur or looking to help support our local leaders we’d love to hear from you.